The following news update is from the National Redress Scheme (Australian Government Department of Social Services). In its first quarter of operation, the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme) commenced assessing applications for institutions that are...
In all of its work, knowmore legal service acknowledges survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and their families and the ongoing, intergenerational suffering and trauma that they have experienced. Our service welcomes the national apology delivered to victims...
Survivors of institutional child sexual abuse will have access to legal support services to help them access redress under the Commonwealth Redress Scheme.
The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) has today welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government that knowmore will be provided with ongoing funding to support survivors of institutional child sexual abuse access redress under the Commonwealth Redress Scheme.
The Turnbull Government today took an historic and critical step towards providing justice to survivors of child sexual abuse in institutional settings.
Prue Gregory, a community lawyer providing free legal assistance for people who have experienced child abuse, has been awarded the 2017 Justice Medal at the Justice Awards hosted by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW at Parliament House.
The Turnbull Government’s redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse in institutional settings is planned to commence in 2018.
The Government’s decision to provide further funding for knowmore means the legal needs of survivors of child sexual abuse
Laws to remove limitation periods for victims of child sexual abuse to take civil action against perpetrators and institutions will be enacted by a re-elected Liberal National Government, Premier Colin Barnett said today.
People engaging with the National Redress Scheme (NRS) can access a range of free services including counselling, case management, advice and support. For more information visit the NRS website.
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The University of New South Wales Law Journal has published an article 'Unravelling Redress for Institutional Abuse of Children in Australia' by Kathleen Daly and Juliet Davis. The abstract can be viewed below. "This article chronicles the evolution of Australia’s...
This update has been republished from the NRS newsletter and provides an update on the National Redress Scheme, including support over the holiday season and application progress. For more information, call 1800 737 377 from Australia or +61 3 6222 3455 from overseas,...